Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy course will not be taking place in 2017, as we refresh the curriculum to be relaunched in 2018.

We are, however, happy to develop tailored courses on demand in this area. For details on the kind of areas that we cover, please take a look at the 2016 course brochure. We have previously delivered bespoke courses for organisations such as the Korean Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) and the Foundation for Polish Science.

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Policymakers and analysts face rapid changes in the practice of scientific research, while there is also increasing complexity in the governance of research and innovation at a range of levels.

This five-day course is aimed at professionals who work in the domain of science, technology and innovation as policy makers, brokers or implementers of strategies or programmes. Attendees may have several years’ experience and be willing to share this with experts and peers in an international environment, or may be new in post, possibly changing from a career in research into one in research and innovation policy.

Our experts provide briefings and lead interactive workshops. Teaching is interactive, with short, focused lectures complemented by hands-on, sessions in which real issues are tackled.

Areas covered by the course include:

  • The dynamics of innovation and knowledge production
  • Transformations in university and non-university research, and strategic responses of universities
  • The impacts of globalisation on research and innovation activities
  • The importance of the local and regional contexts for research and innovation
  • The use of 'strategic intelligence' and 'horizon scanning'
  • The importance of demand in innovation, and relations with other policy areas
  • policy evaluation and impact assessment

Teaching staff

Teaching is delivered by leading scholars from the Institute complemented by case- or problem-oriented sessions with experienced policymakers.

Course Overview

  • Delivered by: Senior staff and invited external experts
  • Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies, mini-projects
  • Location: AMBS conference and training suite
  • Next date: 2018 TBC
  • Course brochure >>

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The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, building on a 50-year tradition of innovation and science studies in Manchester.

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    Alliance Manchester Business School
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